Gympie Radar Loop (BOM)
Wednesday... Partly cloudy. The chance of morning fog. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the late morning and afternoon. Light winds. Fire Danger - Low-Moderate. MIN 16° MAX 27°
Outlook for Thursday... Mostly sunny. Light winds. MIN 15° MAX 27°
Outlook for Friday... Sunny. Light winds. MIN 15° MAX 25°
Outlook for Saturday... Sunny. Light winds. MIN 07° MAX 22°
Outlook for Sunday... Sunny. Light winds. MIN 07° MAX 23°
Outlook for Monday... Sunny. Light winds. MIN 07° MAX 24°
Outlook for Tuesday... Sunny. Light winds. MIN 12° MAX 25°
STATE FORECAST: Current Situation:
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a firm ridge along the east
coast of Queensland. An upper trough and an associated surface trough over
southwest Queensland will move into southeast Queensland on Wednesday, with the
ridge along the east coast weakening as the trough approaches from the west.
The trough will then move into eastern Queensland on Thursday and offshore
during Friday. A new high over the Great Australian Bight will combine with a
developing low off the southern coast of New South Wales to extend a dry and
cool airmass into Queensland in the wake of the trough, with fresh and gusty
south to southwesterly winds expected over southern parts.
Outlook for Wednesday: A slight to medium chance of showers about the east coast north of Mackay. A medium chance of showers about the southeast coast and southeastern inland during the early morning, easing to just a slight chance after sunrise. Fine and mostly sunny conditions elsewhere, with temperatures expected to be above the May average over most parts of the state. Light to moderate south to southeasterly winds, tending moderate to fresh easterly winds over the northern tropics.
Outlook for Thursday: A new strong upper trough will develop into southeastern Australia, leading to a weakening in the ridge along the Queensland east coast, particularly in the south. A surface trough will move eastwards across western and central Queensland, with a dry and cool air mass moving into the west of the state. One or two showers are still possible about parts of the east coast and nearby inland north of about Rockhampton, although generally becoming more isolated. Fine conditions over the west. Temperatures remaining above the May average for much of the state, apart from the far southwest where temperatures should fall to near average.
Outlook for Friday: The upper trough is likely to evolve into an upper low over southeastern New South Wales, with a surface low likely to develop in response over the western Tasman Sea. A high over the Great Australian Bight should combine with the surface low to drive cool and dry air into southern Queensland and into the southern tropics. The surface trough should also move off the east coast during the day. As a result, fine and mostly sunny condition are likely over most of the state, with just the slight chance of showers over eastern districts north of about Rockhampton, more likely over northern parts of Cape York Peninsula. Temperatures will fall below the May average over the interior.
Outlook for Saturday: The upper low and associated surface low should move slowly eastwards over the Tasman Sea while the large high will remain over the Great Australian Bight. The two surface features will combine to continue to direct cool and dry air over much of the state. Temperatures will be below the May average over the majority of Queensland, with fresh and gusty winds over the southern interior and the southeast leading to temperatures feeling colder. The first frosts of the year are possible over the southern and southeastern interior, more likely in low lying areas away from the wind. Showers are expected to be restricted to the northern tropics north of Cairns, and the chance of thunderstorms return over the far north of Cape York Peninsula.
Outlook for Sunday until Tuesday: The upper low should move eastwards over the Tasman Sea during the outlook days. The cool and dry air will persist over most of the state, resulting in fine conditions and temperatures falling below the May average. Showers are likely to be restricted to far northern parts. Although windy conditions will prevent widespread cold minimum temperatures particularly on Sunday, some early frosts are possible over more sheltered valleys over the Granite Belt and the southern central highlands during the outlook days.
Ted's Comment... Tuesday, 08 May 2018 17:14
A lot of talk about a major cold snap in coming days, I can't really see too
much dramatic "Out of the ordinary" figures for this time of year for the
weekend or for the coming week ahead at this stage...
Gympie Seven Day Outlook: (linked to www.theweather.com.au)
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